Ozawa and Okada sensei visit - invitation from Melbourne Budokai
Ozawa and Okada sensei last visited Melbourne in 2014. It was Okada sensei who gave me the insight to reconfigure my basic men-uchi. It is his observation that bringing the left hand up to forehead height before cutting helps to engage the lower spine.
Ozawa sensei is well-known to many as the leader of the Kobukan Dojo in Tokyo. I have reposted above the trailer for an excellent documentary in which he features.
Below is a short video about his father, Ozawa Takashi sensei who was Kendo 9th dan.
Melbourne Budokai are very excited to announce that in February 2016 MBK will be hosting a visit to Melbourne by 2 very high ranking senseis from Japan. They are
Ozawa Hiroshi Sensei, 8th Dan Kyoshi and
Okada Morimasa Sensei, 8th Dan Kyoshi
Both senseis are graduates from Nittaidai the Nippon Sport Science University. They have visited Melbourne before and are very well known.
They will be visiting Melbourne and Adelaide on the following dates -
Saturday the 13th of February 2016 - Wednesday the 17th of February 2016
Friday the 19th of February 2016 - Saturday the 20th of February 2016
Wednesday the 17th of February 2016 - Friday the 19th of February 2016
The schedule and other information for their visit is currently being finalised. Once it’s finalised it’ll be send out to all members.
I hope you can take this great opportunity to train and learn from these high ranking senseis when they visit.
Cheers and all the best.
Secretary Melbourne Budokai